Monday, March 9, 2015

Update on Residential Future for 1319 South Capitol

At this evening’s ANC 6D meeting, Charlie Kehler and Kim Hoover from Altus Realty Partners presented plans for a proposed residential development at 1319 South Capitol Street. The site is located adjacent to Camden South Capitol apartments and across the street from Nationals Park. It was a little over a year ago the last time the developer came before the commissioners. At the time, the project was planned as a 260-270-unit building and Altus was negotiating with adjacent property owners to potentially increase the lot size. 

The current plan designed by PGN Architects calls for an 11-story, 140-200-unit multifamily building in an “L” shape that wraps around six rowhomes on South Capitol Street that will remain. About 16,000 gross SF of space will be set aside for affordable housing at 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).The main entrance to the building and retail space will be on South Capitol Street. Garage parking will be accessed through an alley on N Street; the two-level garage will have about 75 spaces. A partial closing of an alley will be needed for the project. Since this was just a presentation, Altus will be back before the ANC once the project is filed with the Zoning Commission since it is located in the Capitol Gateway Overlay and the alley closing request will need the support of the ANC. 

Rendering courtesy of Altus Realty Partners


jw said...

did the architect even visit the site?
no way this building will get enough light in the "courtyard" (sun mostly coming from southside). too much glass exposure for SCap. Baseball fans will have to stare at peoples crap through the tall windows. 75 parking spaces will not be enough. this "no-car" thing wont last forever.

EA said...

Info - Meeting with Altus Realty to discuss the planned new high-rise building at 1319 South Capitol Street, SW. This Monday, March 30th @ 7:00pm. Meeting will be held at 1501 Half Street
SW, #22 in the Syphax Gardens Rental Office Building on the 2nd Floor.